Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/656/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass16527E8E5CB7419EA65DBBFD30B8BD13"><p>In this issue we look at Metro Vancouver's new Climate 2050 Strategic Framework, innovative work to test the viability of using biosolids as an alternative fuel source, and gas-powered generators at the Colony Farm Regional Park service yard being replaced with solar energy. </p><p>The Coquitlam Water Treatment Plant has also been upgraded with sodium hypochlorite disinfection – replacing its chlorine gas disinfection system – and work is ongoing to expand the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. </p><p>And don't forget to register for this year's eighth annual Zero Waste Conference, which is taking place next month and puts the spotlight on the journey to a circular economy.</p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.</em></p></div>Read more...Welcome1.00000000000000 1

 

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Climate 2050: Preparing for the futurehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/657/Climate 2050: Preparing for the futureClimate 2050: Preparing for the future<div class="ExternalClass760065E135104EFEBC6B1E117CD3275C"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Wildfires, flooding and other extreme weather events are starting to take their toll on Metro Vancouver and are expected to worsen by 2050 as we experience hotter, drier summers and wetter and warmer winters in the years ahead.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-climate2050.jpgRead more...Full
Solar Power Conversion Pilot at Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/658/Solar Power Conversion Pilot at Regional ParksSolar Power Conversion Pilot at Regional Parks<div class="ExternalClass3BEC249DF4214DD8AE4592346BC7F68F"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks is going green, with a recent pilot project to replace the gas-powered generators at the Colony Farm Regional Park service yard with solar energy.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-solarpower.jpgRead more...Full
Biosolids Trial at the Waste-to-Energy Facilityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/659/Biosolids Trial at the Waste-to-Energy FacilityBiosolids Trial at the Waste-to-Energy Facility<div class="ExternalClass0E52C62DF9854F4C9AE38190FA5779AA"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Metro Vancouver continues to test the use of biosolids as a fuel source along with garbage at the region’s Waste-to-Energy Facility. </span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-biosolids.jpgRead more...Full
Zero Waste Conference: Keynotes to watchhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/660/Zero Waste Conference: Keynotes to watchZero Waste Conference: Keynotes to watch<div class="ExternalClass717D026830EB492A8F93A763D8DCACCE"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">The eighth annual Zero Waste Conference (ZWC) is almost here:  Set your calendars for November 8-9 so you don’t miss it.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-zwc.jpgRead more...Full
Coquitlam Water Treatment Plant Upgradedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/661/Coquitlam Water Treatment Plant UpgradedCoquitlam Water Treatment Plant Upgraded<div class="ExternalClassE08135495AB645A9A70EDFEC416F5EED"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">The Coquitlam Water Treatment Plant has been upgraded to provide sodium hypochlorite disinfection of its drinking water supply –  making it the last treatment plant in Metro Vancouver to switch from the previously used chlorine gas disinfection system.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-coquitlam.jpgRead more...Full
Waste Reduction Week 2018: Recycle Electronicshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/662/Waste Reduction Week 2018: Recycle ElectronicsWaste Reduction Week 2018: Recycle Electronics<div class="ExternalClass8DE62086AC4C415AA6C087ED968760D8"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">It’s </span><span lang="EN-CA">National Waste Reduction Week (Oct 15-21) and Metro Vancouver residents are urged to “take action” and adopt more environmentally conscious behaviour when it comes to managing and reducing the waste we create. </span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-wastereduction.jpgRead more...Full
Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Expandshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/663/Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant ExpandsAnnacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Expands<div class="ExternalClass7DE7CC55EF9B40C2BBCB44C37FE3FA53"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">The Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Delta, which serves 1.25 million people, is getting a major upgrade to accommodate increasing growth in Metro Vancouver and continue to protect public health and the environment.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-annacis.jpgRead more...Full

 

 

Check It Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/664/Check It Out!Check It Out!<div class="ExternalClassD0B4F10DA6C44D7CA00F216ACA34C5EB"><p>​Metro Vancouver's regional parks system protects 13,614 hectares of important natural spaces in 22 regional parks, two ecological conservancy areas, three regional park reserves and five regional greenways. </p><p>Most Metro Vancouver residents live in urban settings with less access to nature than previous generations. Regional parks protect dynamic and complex ecosystems and offer opportunities to access these natural spaces adjacent to urban areas. Park interpretation programs encourage residents to get outside – to visit regional parks and take part in nature-based programs and events that inform and inspire, deepening understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment.</p><p>Check out the fall/winter 2018-2019 <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIO-FallWinter2018.PDF" target="_blank">regional parks program guide</a>. Never miss an issue – <a href="/events/check-it-out/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-US">subscribe</span></a> to receive the online or paper copy.</p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/665/Metro Vancouver videosMetro Vancouver videos<div class="ExternalClass4A840F60DDFF4235A41D76D4DDC04E57"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/279150299" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-videos-urbantrees.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/279150299" target="_blank">Protecting Urban Trees : </a></strong> Climate change is affecting the long term survival of our urban forest. Metro Vancouver is developing guidelines and education materials to help landscapers choose trees that can adapt to our region's urban environment and weather conditions. <br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/269724710" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-videos-stanleypark.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/269724710" target="_blank">Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel underway : </a></strong> Metro Vancouver is building the Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel to meet a growing demand for drinking water. A 1.4-km tunnel will replace the aging Capilano Main that was installed in the early 1930s. The new 2.6-meter diameter water main will increase capacity helping ensure the continued delivery of clean drinking water to residents. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and completed in 2025.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/281849542" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-videos-secondnarrows.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/281849542" target="_blank">Plans in the works for Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel : </a></strong>Metro Vancouver is constructing a water supply tunnel under Burrard Inlet, east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge between the District of North Vancouver and the City of Burnaby to meet growing demand for drinking water in the region and current seismic standards.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/289567631" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-videos-wearit.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/289567631" target="_blank">Wear it, don’t trash it: Clothing among growing waste streams : </a></strong> Textiles are one of the fastest growing waste streams due to rapidly changing fashion trends and low prices. More and more clothing is ending up in the garbage – about half of all textile waste, equivalent to about 44 T-shirts per person per year.</td></tr></tbody></table> </div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close-Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/667/Metro Vancouver Close-UpMetro Vancouver Close-Up<div class="ExternalClass4A840F60DDFF4235A41D76D4DDC04E57"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/282600778" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-videos-willingdon.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/282600778" target="_blank">Burnaby Willingdon Parkway Opening : </a></strong> The Burnaby Willingdon linear park runs 13 blocks along the east side of Willingdon Avenue. Running between Brentwood Town Centre and Hastings Street, this multi-use trail for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit users features two pocket parks and public art. <br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/287136748" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue47-videos-portmoody.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/287136748" target="_blank">Port Moody celebrates car-free day : </a></strong> The City of Port Moody closed the streets for its second annual Car Free Day, drawing street performers, local businesses, games, collaborative art activities and displays about transportation choices.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-47/666/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClassC5E78D49499D426495920829A804D911"><p> <strong>2018 National Zero Waste Conference – A World without Waste</strong><br><strong> </strong> <em>Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver</em></p><p>At the 2018 National Zero Waste Conference, thought leaders from around the world will highlight the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. You'll learn how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments can embrace and accelerate their transition to this new model. </p><p>The journey to a circular economy is one that holds great promise. But understanding the complexities of this shift demands a solid grasp of the key concepts that underpin zero waste thinking. You need to know which strategies and tactics are having the biggest impact in your sector. Come to ZWC 2018 to find those answers.</p><p>November 8 – 9</p><p> <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/Pages/index.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-CA">Information and registration</span></a></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Connect at Parksfest </strong> <br> <span aria-hidden="true"></span> <em>Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster</em></p><p>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks will host its 2018 Parksfest, with the theme "The Necessity of Nature in a Changing World." This event is an opportunity for participants to come together, make important connections and share experiences. </p><p> <strong>Thursday, November 15, 7 – 9 pm</strong></p><p>Keynote: Wade Davis, ethnographer, writer, photographer and film-maker.</p><p> <strong>Friday, November 16, 6 – 9 pm</strong></p><p>Youth Film Night (For ages 30 & under): Film screening of <em>The Peel Project</em> followed by a panel discussion with the film director, an environmental advocate and a biologist.</p><p> <strong>Saturday, November 17, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm</strong></p><p>A day of inspiring presentations and practical workshops.</p><p> <strong>REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Friday, November 9.</strong><strong> </strong></p><p> <a href="/events/parksfest/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-CA">Information and registration</span></a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Wood Heat Workshop – Burn It Smart!</strong><br><em>Township of Langley Fire Department Hall #6 (Murrayville), 22170 50 Avenue, Langley</em></p><p>Metro Vancouver and the Township of Langley are hosting a free workshop for residents about wood heating. Learn tips and techniques on improving the efficiency of your home wood heating system and reducing wood smoke. Bring a piece of wood from your woodpile and we will test its moisture content. </p><p>Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 - 9pm</p><p>To register, email <a href="mailto:WoodstoveExchange@metrovancouver.org">WoodstoveExchange@metrovancouver.org</a> </p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom